Low Incidence Outreach (LIO)
6-5-08 Volume 3, Number 1
In This Issue
American Printing House for
American Printing House for the Blind Information
the Blind Information
Summer Camp Information American Printing House for the Blind News:
Notice: There is a 5% Rebate on APH Products
Purchased with Federal Quota funds through June
Tech Bite 27th. Don’t miss out; get your orders in early.
Book Production Please return any books or materials you are not
using so they can be shared with students
Tip Sheet for “The VIEW” statewide and save valuable funds for new items.
To view the APH Newsletter follow this link:
Independent Living Skills http://www.aph.org/advisory/2008adv05.html
Announcements Collette Bauman, APH Ex Officio Trustee
Summer Camp Information
Below is a list of available summer camps for
students with visual impairments or students who
are deaf or hard of hearing. The inclusion or
exclusion of a camp should not be considered an
endorsement by MDE-LIO of any particular camp.
Check out our website for listings of camps
available for students with a visual impairment
lio/NewsView.asp?id=845 and students who are
deaf or hard of hearing
lio/NewsView.asp?id=841 in Michigan. It’s
important to keep busy and be stimulated. There
are many enrichment programs available
throughout the state and nationally.
Ron Lucey, Texas Department of Assistive and
Rehabilitative Services wrote an interesting article
/camps.htm in support of summer camps. Please
further camping information.
Don’t forget to access our scholarship program
Expertise in a for assistance in paying for enrichment programs
Central Location. and events that will occur during the summer
months. Parents of students with a visual
impairment who demonstrate a financial need are
eligible. It’s easy to apply! Go to our website for
details and to download the application packet at
If you have questions please feel free to contact
Ann Langley Langleya@Michigan.gov (888) 760-2206
It has been a very busy and productive school
year for the MDE-LIO Technology Team. MDE-
LIO has taught more than seventeen regional
classes with the help of its team members. Wow!
This is exciting because when teachers,
paraprofessionals, and parents increase their
knowledge and skills in learning assistive
technology, our students benefit from it!
The team is currently working on several
projects – creating hands-on classes for
students which will be available for teaching
in the fall.
We are also adding to our adult technology
classes. Stay tuned for future development
This publication is available Remember, MDE-LIO offers technology classes
in alternate formats. Please during the summer months. So, if you’re
contact Ann Langley, interested in a summer technology class, please
Langleya@michigan.gov, or visit our website and sign up!
1-888-760-2206 ext. 2225 http://www.cenmi.org/msdb-lio/default.asp or,
for Braille, large print or contact me at 810 760-2735,
electronic copies of this firstname.lastname@example.org
publication. Pat Love-Sypho
Don’t forget we will do book searches for you and
you will find our books are very reasonably
priced. Our goal at MDE-LIO is to get the books
in the hands of students!
Go to our website for book production order
forms and APH order forms. To process your
orders please send your orders to our IMC
mailbox at MSDB-IMC@michigan.gov or fax it to
Current address: MDE-LIO, 1505 W. Court St.
Suite 227, Flint, MI 48503-5002.
Tip Sheet for “The VIEW”
Although there are several different ways to
“search” for a book, the most accurate way
is by the book’s ISBN.
o In the Search For box – type in the
The information in this newsletter ISBN
was produced and distributed o In the Search box – click on ISBN
through an IDEA Mandated o In the Search Options box – click on
Activities Project for Michigan Browse Index Box
Schools for the Deaf and Blind, A list of ISBNs will appear – the ISBN
Low Incidence Outreach awarded
entered should be at the top of the list.
by the Michigan Department of
Education. The opinions
o Click on the ISBN at the top of the list
expressed herein do not and the details of the requested book
necessarily reflect the position or will come up
policy of the Michigan Department
of Education, the Michigan State For the other Search Types – Author, Title
Board of Education, or the U.S. & Subject you may choose either “Submit
Department of Education, and no Search” or “Browse Index”.
endorsement is inferred. The
information in this newsletter is in When searching for a Title it is best to enter
the public domain and may be in a “Keyword” found in the title (i.e.
copied for further distribution
Literature) which will bring up a list of titles
when proper credit is given. For
further information or inquiries
you can choose from.
about this project, contact the
Michigan Department of Medium Codes:
Education, Office of Special TXLP = Textbook Large Print
Education and Early Intervention TXBR = Textbook Braille
Services, P.O. Box 30008, Any letter followed by a Dash (-) = an APH
Lansing, Michigan 48909. textbook
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION **Note: Requests for any books in our loan
STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE OF
COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL
collection are processed on a first-come, first-
LAW served basis. Please be aware that the book may
be “available” on “The VIEW” and an earlier
The Michigan Department of
Education (MDE) complies with all request could already be in process. If you are
Federal laws and regulations no longer using a book, please return it to our
prohibiting discrimination and with all loan library and we will immediately process it
requirements and regulations of the into our system so it may be shared statewide.
U.S. Department of Education. It is
the policy of the Michigan
Department of Education that no
person on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin or ancestry, Mobility Tip – Rainy Weather
age, sex, marital status, or handicap
shall be discriminated against, Students need to learn to travel safely and
excluded from participation in, denied confidently in all types of weather conditions.
the benefits of, or otherwise be
subjected to discrimination in any
Rain and wind can mask sounds. Puddles and
program or activity for which it is splashing from passing cars can be unavoidable.
responsible or for which it received Keeping dry can provide a challenge. It is
financial assistance from the U.S. important to select rain gear that does not
Department of Education. exclude sound. Umbrellas provide protection
from the rain but keep in mind that an umbrella
can distort ambient sound and may be difficult to
hold especially when using a cane. Raincoats,
ponchos, hats, boots or waterproof shoes are
other suggested items. While one would hope
that students would come to school prepared for
the weather, the reality is that they may not. It
is always helpful for the orientation and mobility
specialist to have an extra umbrella and poncho
in the car.
Independent Living Skills
Summer Cooler – Be cool and make a cool
Ingredients: Vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
Flavoring: 2 Tablespoons of any of
the following; pudding, chocolate
syrup, berries, bananas, wheat
½ cup of milk
Directions: Take a tall cylinder plastic container
Edited by Collette Bauman and and add 1 scoop of ice cream or
Comments or questions on the
add 2 Tablespoons of your favorite
newsletter can be directed to
Add ½ cup of milk,
put on the top of your container and
760-2206 ext. 2736 or Ann
shake, shake & shake!
Take the lid off and enjoy your
summer refreshing drink that you
760-2206 ext. 2225.
Go ahead and make one for Mom and Dad too!
Be sure to check out our website for upcoming
events and announcements
If you are interested in taking the Educational
Interpreter Performance Assessment, please be
advised that the dates for summer through
December are now posted on the DODHH
website. Click on this link
ent_Application_Dates_07_186482_7.pdf for the
application and listing of dates and locations.
Slots are filling up fast so be sure to send in your
application and payment.
The potential of the average person is like a huge
ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a
world of possibilities waiting to be released and
Michigan Department of Education- channeled toward some great good.
Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO)
1505 W. Court St., Ste. 227 -- Brian Tracy
Flint, Michigan 48503-5002
Articles in this newsletter are respectfully
submitted by Collette Bauman, Pat Love, Susan
(810) 760-6949 (fax) Bradley, Diana McKittrick and Robin Drury